Samantha Hurst

Success: Carbon Neutral Wellness Company “The Naked Collective” to Complete Crowdcube Round With More Than €1.87 Million Secured

    The Naked Collective,  a carbon-neutral wellness company, will be closing its Crowdcube campaign later this week with more than €1.87 million. Through the crowdfunding campaign, The Nake Collective originally sought to raise €1.5 million on the funding platform and has attracted more than 330 Crowdcube… Read More

Update: European CBD Marketplace Alphagreen Set to Close Seedrs Campaign With More Than £1.9 Million Raised

Alphagreen, a European CBD marketplace, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with more than £1.9 million raised. Originally seeking £1 million, the investment round has already attracted over 560 Seedrs investors.  As previously reported, Alphagreen Group describes itself as a high-growth technology and pharmaceutical… Read More

B2B Fintech Tipalti Announces Enterprise Resource Planning System Integration Expansion

  U.S.-based B2B fintech Tipalti announced on Friday it may now integrate with any Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Tipalti reported that notably ERP integrations now include Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, QuickBooks Desktop, Xero, Sage 50, Sage 100,… Read More

Crypto.com Now Enabling Cosmos’ Inter-Blockchain Communication Functionality for Cross-Chain Transfers

Hong Kong-based Crypto.com announced on Thursday it is now enabling Cosmos’ Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) functionality for cross-chain transfers. According to Crypto.com, According to the duo, this integration creates new capabilities for future cross-chain implementations of the Crypto.org Chain and other IBC-enabled chains.  “The integration allows for… Read More

XTM Announce Full U.S. Roll-Out of the “Today” Instant Employee Payout Solution

  XTM, a Canada-based fintech that provides mobile banking and payment card solutions, announced on Friday the official full roll-out of the “Today” instant mobile employee payout solution in the U.S. The company revealed it has signed many restaurants, integrated with proprietary Point-of-Sale (POS) platforms,… Read More

Update: Bitpanda Secures Additional €10 Million as a Extension of Series B Funding Round

  Bitpanda, a Vienna-based digital investment platform, announced on Friday it secured an additional €10 million as an extension of its Series B investment round, which was announced last month. The investment round, which intentionally raised $170 million and increased the company’s valuation to $1.2bn as… Read More

European Fintech Tink Announces Open Bank Tech Collaboration With Tribe

    Tink, a Sweden-based fintech that provides APIs to create next-generation banking services, announced earlier this week it has formed a new partnership with payments technology provider Tribe. According to Tink, the partnership will enable Tribe to combine its issuer and acquirer services, with… Read More

Bakkt Teams Up With Cantaloupe to Accept Cryptocurrency & Participating Loyalty Points in Retail Network

  Bakkt Holdings, LLC, a U.S.-based digital asset marketplace, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Cantaloupe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTLP), a digital payments and software services company, to provide cashless experience for consumers to spend digital assets at retail devices. Bakkt reported that through… Read More

BitPay Announces Addition of Dai Stablecoin & Wrapped Bitcoin As Payment Options For Merchant Processing/Cross-Border Transactions

    Cryptocurrency payments platform BitPay announced on Thursday it is adding Dai and WBTC for businesses to accept as a payment option without the need for any integration or enhancements. BitPay reported Dai and WBTC are available to anyone, accessible anywhere in the world… Read More

Marqeta Joins Forces With Afterpay For In-store Digital Card Offering in Australia & New Zealand

  Marqeta, a fintech unicorn that claims to be the first global modern card issuing platform, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Afterpay for in-store digital card offering in both Australia and New Zealand. The duo has also partnered in the U.S and Canadian markets According to Marqeta,… Read More

Mogo Announces Partnership With Fundstrat

  Mogo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOGO) (TSX: MOGO) a Canada-based digital payments and financial technology company, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Fundstrat, to provide MogoMembers with exclusive access to crypto nd other equity research from FSInsight LLC (FSI), which is Fundstrat’s independent research firm. Mogo… Read More

Fintech VC QED Investors Unveils $12 Million Fund For Seed & Pre-Seed Startups in Latin America

    Prominent Fintech venture capital firm QED Investors announced on Thursday it has closed a $12 million network-driven fund to support both seed and pre-seed fintech startups in Latin America. QED reported that the fund will expand its reach across geographies, business models, and teams…. Read More

Toast Names Elena Gomez As New CFO

    Toast, a U.S.-based restaurant management fintech platform, announced on Thursday it has appointed Elena Gomez as CFO. Toast reported in the role, Gomez will lead its finance organization and will be responsible for accounting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, and business operations. According to… Read More

Plaid Announces New API Partnership With Railsbank

  U.S. fintech Plaid announced on Thursday it has joined forces with Railsbank. Plaid reported that through the new partnership, Railsbank customers in the UK will have access to Plaid’s Payment Initiation API to accept instant bank payments directly within their app or website. Plaid… Read More

TradeStation Crypto Expansion: Now Providing Access to Traders in Minnesota, Mississippi, & Ohio

TradeStation, an online broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, announced on Thursday it is now providing access to its services to traders in Minnesota, Mississippi, and Ohio. Residents of these states may now be able to apply for an account on the TradeStation brokerage platform in… Read More

Celsius Forms Partnership With Mobile-First Cryptocurrency Platform B21 Crypto

      Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with B21 Crypto, a global, mobile-first cryptocurrency platform to provides investing, earning, and sending crypto services. Through the partnership, B21 is notably launching a new feature,… Read More

Subscription E-Commerce Platform ReCharge Scores $277 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Summit Partners, ICONIQ Growth, & Bain Capital Ventures

  ReCharge, a U.S.-based subscription e-commerce platform, announced on Thursday it scored $277 million through its Series B investment round, which was led by Summit Partners, ICONIQ Growth, Bain Capital Ventures. Founded in 2014, ReCharge claims to be the leading provider of subscription management software… Read More

Wirex Announces Addition of WXT to Ethereum

Digital payments platform Wirex announced on Thursday the migration of a fifth of its native token, the Wirex Token (WXT), from the Stellar Network to the Ethereum blockchain. Wirex reported that following the launch of WXT just two years ago, it will move 20% of the total… Read More

Revolut Begins Public Beta For Bitcoin Withdrawals

    Digital bank Revolut announced on Thursday the public beta launch of crypto withdrawals. According to Revolut, the new feature will provide customers with the option to transfer Bitcoin to their personal wallets outside of the Revolut platform. “With the rollout of crypto withdrawals, Revolut… Read More

Update: TheCarCrowd’s Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Nears £300,000 During the Final Days on Seedrs

  TheCarCrowd, a UK-based “passion asset” investment platform for cars, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with nearly £300,000 raised. The funding round, which launched last month, has attracted more than 220 Seedrs investors.  As previously reported, TheCarCrowd claims it is building the… Read More

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